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About Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks founded BBCAmerica.com's Anglophenia blog back in 2005 and has been translating British culture for an American audience ever since. While not British himself - he was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri - he once received inordinate hospitality in London for sharing the name of a dead but beloved EastEnders character. His Anglophilia stems from a high school love of Morrissey, whom he calls his "gateway drug" into British culture.

Posts by Kevin Wicks

WATCH: British Schools Explained

From Harry Potter to Lindsay Anderson‘s If, Tom Brown’s Schooldays to The History Boys, many of Britain’s most famous stories are set in schools. But how much do you know about the U.K.

Luke Evans in Talks to Play Gaston in ‘Beauty and the Beast’

Luke Evans‘ barrel-chested machismo may soon be put to good use once again: the Welsh actor is in negotiations to take on the role of evil Gaston in the live-action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast opposite Emma Watson as Belle, …

'Luther' is Back! Idris Elba Snapped On Set

If you didn’t know, now you know: Luther is returning, and Golden Globe-winning star Idris Elba has been snapped on the East London set, marking the beginning of production of a two-part special set for premiere on BBC AMERICA …

WATCH: David Tennant’s Alec Hardy Reveals Why He Came to Broadchurch

With Broadchurch Season 2 upon us, lingering questions from the drama’s epic first season remain, but one of them has been answered in this advance clip from the season premiere, which airs Wednesday, March 4 at 10/9c. Why did …

FIRST LOOK: Ben Whishaw in 'London Spy'

Ben Whishaw makes his return to BBC AMERICA as star of the thriller London Spy, set for a premiere later this year. And the network has released a first snap of the actor in character, seen above.

Classic British Series ‘The Saint’ to Get a Modern Reboot

That most dashing of British TV heroes, Simon Templar, is being resurrected. Again. Possibly for real this time.

Join Anglophenia For Oscars Coverage

On Sunday (February 22), little gold men will be handed out, heartfelt speeches will be made, and names will be mangled by John Travolta. There will be Benedict Cumberbatch on the red carpet, possibly photobombing; there will be Keira …

WATCH: The British Invasion of the Oscars

Anglophenia’s Tom Brook headed to Hollywood ahead of the Oscars to chat with some of this year’s British nominees, including Benedict Cumberbatch, Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, and Keira Knightley.

WATCH: How Well Do You Know British Comedy?

For some Americans, knowledge of British comedy runs the gamut from Monty Python to Richard Curtis romantic comedies to, well, Benny Hill. Talented comedians them all, to be sure. But if you really want to be a connoisseur of U.

WATCH: Hugh Grant Recommends Travel Sites in Britain

The star of the upcoming Rewrite (and The Man from U.N.C.L.E.) told us his choices, one of which is inspired by the novelist Daphne du Maurier.